My paintings play in arrangements of historical artifacts, objects and abstractions upon varying backdrops. They celebrate the closed circuit of art in contemporary culture and subtly hint of broader social events.
Each work references itself and its history; they make fun of the limits and cannibalism that is inevitable in contemporary art making, while also celebrating the influence of art history. I place no hierarchy on the objects, whether they are cultural artifacts, high or low design, Google images, personal ephemera or completely minimal and abstract forms. Though ironic in a sense, the works are passionately sincere in my regard for the medium and the impulse to create.
Aside from my painting practice, I have recently been making modest objects taken from forms in my previous works and inspired by early modernist sculpture. When making them, I am conscious of their texture, color and shape in context with their exhibition space. I consider these sculptural works to enhance the experience of an exhibition and to act as conversation starters.
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Oil on linen, 2009, 23x18
“Throwback and add on (confetti lop)”
Oil on linen, 2009, 29x36
“Throwback and add on (pants)”
colored pencil and graphite on paper, 2009, 10x14